Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 4:09 am


Date Joined: April 15, 2015
Last Online: November 26, 2022
Birthday: February 22
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATED 3/15/2020:

I'm a 40-something Wisconsinite who spent the first 22 years of my life as an Army Brat. We lived all over the U.S. as well as Okinawa and Germany (3 times). I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communicative Disorders. I have been married to my best friend and husband for 24 years this April. We don't have any children, but have 15 nieces and nephews. We like to travel and take road trips and especially enjoy visiting our national parks.



I used to think I wasn't creative at all. I attended a Stampin' Up! workshop and began making cards, then moved to scrapbooking. Recently, I've been focusing on art journaling.

I like to use watercolor and acrylic paints, stencils, molding paste, collage, stamping, paper ephemera, various pens, tissue paper, etc.

I like adult coloring books - nothing too intricate or detailed. I like patterns.

I've also taken some classes in bookmaking and calligraphy but have some practicing to do.

Other Activities

I am a Postcrossing member and like to send and receive postcards from other countries.

I began Letterboxing a couple of years ago. I love the scavenger hunt and the stamping!

I enjoy flea markets and antique shops.

I like photography but don't seem to get out as much with my camera as I'd like to.

Movies / TV / Music

Movies: Finding Nemo, The Sound of Music, Knight and Day, Fun With Dick & Jane, Elf

TV: This is Us, Greys Anatomy, NCIS-Los Angeles, When Calls The Heart, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Blue Bloods, New Amsterdam, Chicago Med-Fire-PD, The Good Doctor, Say Yes to the Dress

Music: Christian - Francesca Battistelli, Love & The Outcome, For King and Country, Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Jason Grey, Building 429, Lauren Daigle, The Afters, Big Daddy Weave, Christy Nockels, I Am They


View Master Reels: scenic, classic cartoons, movies

Orange Crush Soda - vintage items

Raggedy Ann dolls: I have almost 20 and am very picky about which ones I collect. My collection started with a pair my grandmother made for me when I was a child.

Handmade papers

Fortune cookie fortunes

Standards size playing cards (singles): I have a very large collection - currently over 2600 cards (3/15/20)

Dislikes / Don't Use

Dragons, witches, sorcerers, wizards, skulls, dark or gothic type things

Holiday related cards

Coffee, tea, alcohol (just don't like the taste)

Stickers (except alphabet/letters)

Perfume smells


Nuts (except cashews)




Spiritual images

Recipe cards

Halloween (pumpkins, witches, vampires)

Snakes, lizards, spiders, eels, bats

address labels


Fantasy / Sci-Fi

Harry Potter




3 Ratings

My two "3" ratings occurred during a time I was dealing with some serious family issues. I should have let my partners know. I won't let that happen again. Both swaps were completed.

I resent these but was never re-rated. I sent additional messages asking if I could re-send or if they could re-rate, but never heard back.

ABCs of Me

I've seen this on other profiles. I thought I’d try it myself! (A WORK IN PROGRESS.)

A - Art, Autumn, Antique Stores, Adult Coloring Books, Architecture

B – Baking, Books, Book Recommendations, Birds, Botany, Bears, Butterflies, Bookstores, Blue, Buttons, Bucky Badger, Baggalini Crossbody Bags

C - Cooking, Cultural History, Calligraphy Pens, Chocolate, Churches, Church Doors, Cheetahs, Cacti, Coca Cola, Corgis, Cribbage

D - Dogs, Dove Dark Chocolate

E - Ephemera, Elephants

F - Facts About Your Country, Flowers, Foxes, Frogs, Fall Colors, Fortune Cookie Fortunes, Forests, Fossil Crossbody and Hand Bags, Flea Markets, Frank Lloyd Wright

G - Geometrical Design, Gel Pens, Green Bay Packers, Giraffes

H - Handmade Paper, Historical Fiction

I - Illustrations, Informative Postcards

J - Journals

K - Koalas, Kangaroos, Kites

L - Libraries, Leopards, Lions, Leaves, Llamas, Little House on the Prairie

M - Maps, Marine Life/Creatures, Mountains, Monkeys, Letter M (for my first name), Museums

N - Nature, Number 5, National Parks

O - Owls, Old/Worn/Vintage Books, Orange Crush Collectible Items

P - Postcards, Penguins, Podcasts (only a newbie though), Photography, Pens (all kinds!), Places of Worship, Playing Cards (singles), Postcrossing, Polar Bears, Peacocks, Puppies, Puzzles

Q - Quotes & Sayings

R - Reading, Ribbon, Rabbits, Rubber Stamps, Raggedy Ann

S - Stamps, Snowflakes, Stencils, Letter S (for my last name)

T – Trees, Turtles, Tigers, Touristy Postcards

U – University of Wisconsin

V – Vintage, View Master Reels

W - Washi Tape, Whales, Word Games

X -

Y -

Z - Zebras,


Ashzaller rated for Postcards With a Prompt #74 on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the mega super late rating. checking back through the year since its ending. and i must of missed this swap sorry!
jessnewson98 rated for Bit of History #11 on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I received this swap yesterday, it took a while to get to me but it was worth it!
nannydino rated for Let's send fruit postcards! on May 22, 2020
Comment: Hi Mary thank you for the oil & lemons impressions postcard. I am planting a dwarf Meyer lemon tree this Spring. For my daughter .be safe. peace love light
StargazerHM rated for Bit of History #11 on May 4, 2020
princessnot rated for Let's swap Tourist PCs #2 on May 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you, I hope you are doing well and it was so interesting to read about Wisconsin!
oldsoul rated for Fishes for Fun on Apr 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you Mary! I do eat quite a lot of fish, mostly salmon. I wish you well!
suepier rated for Let's swap Tourist PCs #2 on Apr 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great large letter postcard from Wisconsin. It is the first one.
Comment: Many thanks! Marc
Comment: Thank you!! Happy Swapping! Stay safe!
Itti rated for Let's send fruit postcards! on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the orange tree card, very nice!
KatKit rated for Postcard Swap #7 on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thank You for adding to my bicycle card collection. Nice card and nice message. Thanks!
christy102194 rated for Animal Postcards USA #2 on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Loved the elephant postcard! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower postcard.
suepier rated for Animal Postcards USA #2 on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute seal postcard.
Comment: Thanks so much!! I don't have a Corgi, but I would really like one as well. My dog is a cross and has some Corgi (He's Corgi, Border Collie and Red Heeler) - He's got that cute smile :)
nanadiana rated for Let's send fruit postcards! on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fruit postcard! I love the lithograph type of pc. Yes, Happy Mail does give us something to forward to in these crazy times1 Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks! I also loved Judy Blume's books.
dawnakaulen rated for Scatts PC Swap - P - US Only on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Cute panda, thank you!
wanderluster rated for Impromptu Postcard on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: I absolutely LOVED this vintage PC from NYC. I was born there, my dad used to drive taxi cabs in the city, my mom used to tap dance on the city streets when they were in college. I love the city and miss it very much. Thank you for such an awesome card of the GW Bridge! :) happy swapping, Your friend, —Harley.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9885 498 11 13
Completed Fives Threes Ones
486 695 2 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 468 17 0
View all

Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

ultrameganerd on Jan 16, 2017:

Hello how are you? I wonder if you have already received my swap. My other partner swap already received it long ago and I'm surprised that even you do not. Please contact me Kisses

atanava on Nov 20, 2015:

Hello Mary. I have received all your four postcards and it was so nice to know you and your hometown. I hope you are in a very good health and stay healthy. All the best and take care. Hernie Hamdan

anrtist on Aug 24, 2015:

Hi! ;-) I see you like trees (I do too ;-) & I thought you may enjoy looking at this one on your profile! ;-)

Have a great week & Blessings, cc

suesuzieq on Jun 30, 2015:

I letterbox too! My trailname is Tater Sue.

Login to leave a comment now!